Dental Hygiene & Teeth Cleaning

Gum disease can affect the health of your entire body. In your dental hygiene and teeth cleaning appointments, we will help you eliminate any tartar or bacteria build up to reduce your chances of developing gum disease.

Did you know that a healthy mouth
means a healthy body?

When you come in for your visit with a dental hygienist, we will make sure that your teeth are clean and your gums are healthy. Having healthy gums reduces your chances of getting gum disease, which is linked to many other adverse health conditions.

If you have gum inflammation, cleaning your teeth will make them feel good for a couple of days but will not get rid of this underlying inflammation. Research has shown that there is a correlation between inflammation anywhere in the body and many chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. The mouth is a major source of inflammation when gum disease is present.

As well as cleaning your teeth,
in every dental visit:

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We examine your mouth to explore areas of gum inflammation.

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We determine any risk factors for gum disease

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We design a custom-made treatment plan which helps to eliminate gum inflammation

Inflammation of the gums rarely causes any symptoms.

As a result, you may not even know you have it. Inflammation is the result of microscopic bacteria in the form of biofilm collecting below the gum line – where the toothbrush cannot reach. If left unattended, this biofilm can cause inflammation in your mouth and may lead to other serious health implications.

Everyone has bacteria in their mouth, but not everyone develops gum inflammation. There are several risk factors which increase the chance of developing gum inflammation. It takes approximately 3 to 6 months for the biofilm to reform under the gum line. If you are more susceptible to gum disease or inflammation, it is important to see us regularly so that we can help keep you and your mouth healthy.





Book your appointment

Schedule a hygiene appointment with our friendly and experienced team at our clinic in Richmond, British Colombia. We will do a full assessment and recommend the right treatment options for your specific situation.